----- Meeting Notes (12/3/13 10:35) ----- In today's socitey people are looking for more than just texts. People want to be engaged through visuals, wether that be images or videos. The average user is not fully aware of a post if it just includes words.
----- Meeting Notes (12/3/13 10:35) ----- A lot of student organizations find that they have stray members that are not as active as the leaders within the organization. Pinterest is a way to involve all of your members.
The website to find how to add the “Pin It” button: http://business.pinterest.com/widget-builder/#do_pin_it_button -
Importance: -Sometimes when you are on Pinterest other people may see something that should be on that board. Having a group board allows people to directly add those images without leaving to just one person to do. In an organization this is important! Everyone has multiple ideas and this is a way to easily do so without having to call up the person in charge of your organizations Pinterest.
Pinterest Social Media Boot Camp
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Title question - ‘Pin:’
“A tool for collecting and organizing
things you love.”
Cofounded and shepherded by Ben Silbermann
What is Pinterest?
A virtual pin-board
Used to organize and share ideas and
things that you find on the web.
Browse pin-boards created by others to
discover new things.
Each image contains a link back to the
website it came from.
Pinterest Fun Facts:
Pinterest is the third most popular social
network in the US in terms of traffic.
US users spend an average of 1 hour
and 17 minutes on the site.
Pinterest is retaining and engaging
users as much as 2-3 times as efficiently
as Twitter was at a similar time in its
There are 10 times more clicks on the
‘Pin-It’ button than on the ‘Tweet This’
Why it’s important
A picture is worth a thousand (or many
90% of information sent to the brain is
Over 6 in 10 people in the population
are visual learners
People retain 80% more when content
includes a visual
“PR historically has been about
words – telling. Now it’s show and
tell.” – Richard Edelman
Being able to visually capitalize your organization will entice
Start thinking visually right away.
Don’t focus too much on the tactics of
storytelling and content creation.
Experiment and see what works with
your audience and the students
interested in your organization
How can I use Pinterest?
Pinterest allows members, supporters
and other Pinterest users to see what
your organization is about visually.
Organizations are voluntary, therefore
they are supposed to be fun. Pinterest is
a fun media outlet!
Add links to your website, email and other
social media outlets in your ‘About Me’
Add URL in the description of your pin
Pin at specific times relating to your audience
Add board categories
Use “Pin It” button on images on your website
Do not just
focus on your
that will appeal
to the masses.
Use Pinterest so that people can get a better
understanding of who is in your organization.
Get members involved. Have them directly
pull images from the organizations board
and pin it onto their board.
Run a contest! T-shirts are an easy way
to lure people into your site and a cheap
When pinning, you can add who can pin
the same pin. These are the people you
invite to be apart of your group board
Can help increase followers
Increase the reach of your pins
Get more clicks to your website
Engage and create connections with